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Christopher Ownes New Testament cover
Music

Owens’s Personal ‘Testament’

Owens has been empowered by his transition from a fairly straightforward indie surf-rock, Coachella-playing band to a more experimental solo career that shares the eclecticness of his musical talent.

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Music

Hear Me Out: Iceage, 'How Many'

Iceage’s pent-up frustration is very good news for the listener—judging by “How Many,” there will be plenty of energetic angst to fuel their upcoming album, "Plowing into the Field of Love."

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Music

Yorke Breaks Out of the ‘Box’

“Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” continues Thom Yorke’s search for a transformation. With the total abandonment of guitar, the addition of repetitive and pulsing synths, and a new, emotionally reserved sound, Yorke presents his most minimalistic and contemplative work yet.

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Music

Hear Me Out: Kendrick Lamar, 'i'

Although the intro proclaims that Kendrick is “not a rapper, he's a writer, he's an author,” the song doesn’t demonstrate Kendrick’s narrative prowess to the extent of his past work. It does, however, evidence Kendrick’s versatility.

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Columns

Dying to Be Beautiful

Victoria Lin discusses the disturbing diet and body image trends that the fashion industry promotes.

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Columns

Into Indiana

As Rachel and Sarah continue their trip, more of their own memories and insecurities are examined.

Seen from Across the Road
Columns

Seen from Across the Road

Seen from Across the Road

Staircase, Ascent
Columns

Staircase, Ascent

Staircase, Ascent

Seen from Across the Road
Columns

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The Equalizer
Film

The Equalizer

Denzel Washington stars in "The Equalizer."

The Equalizer
Film

Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer'

If you can overlook its decidedly clichéd aspects, “The Equalizer” is an entertaining film that is brilliantly gratuitous in violence and even wanders briefly into the profound thanks to the steady hand of Denzel Washington.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Echelman string sculpture

One of Janet Echelman's string sculptures.

Shinique Smith Mural
Visual Arts

Shinique Smith Mural

Shinique Smith's mural "'Seven Moon' Junction" recently opened in Dewey Square Park.

Janet Echelman String Sculpture
Visual Arts

Janet Echelman String Sculpture

Janet Echelman installed her largest sculpture to date at the 2014 TED Conference. "Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks" spanned 745 feet across the waterfront in in Vancouver, suspended from skyscrapers.

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
Arts

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

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Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board